Zimbabwe Local Government Minister July Moyo has said that about 80 bodies of Cyclone Idai victims were washed across the eastern border and have been buried in Mozambique.

Moyo revealed this during a tour of the cyclone-hit areas in Bikita over the weekend.

Said Moyo:

As Government we will give each of the families $1 000 cash that will be sent from the Provincial Administrator’s office and we are continuing the search for bodies in Chimanimani where quite a number of people remain missing.

We, however, want to thank communities in Mozambique who are close to Chimanimani for the help they offered to bury the remains of our people. There is a place where 60 bodies were found and another 15 and also another seven and they buried them as they could not keep them anymore.